When I found the previous Deep Blue watch I wrote about, this model, the Master 2000 also caught my eye.  Most striking, at least on the model I’ve chosen to present here, is the color of the lume – I’m not certain that I’ve seen orange lume on a watch before.

As with most of the dive watches we bring to your attention here at WWR, it’s not all just looks.  If you were to pick up this watch (for around $800), you’d be getting a watch with the following:

  • 2000 meter water resistance, including an automatic helium release valve
  • Anti-magnetic to 70,000 am
  • Sapphire crystal with AR coating
  • Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement
  • 120 click uni-directional bezel on a 46mm stainless steel case
  • 22mm lugs holding a 1/2 link bracelet in place
All in all, we once again see a solidly-spec’d watch from Deep Blue.  And, once again, while it’s not breaking new ground in the diver segment, it is a sharp-looking watch, and the black/orange is a classic combination.  Of course, if that’s not your particular taste, they have some other varieties, all with blue lume:
  • Black bezel / black dial / orange hands
  • Blue / blue / orange
  • Black / black / blue  (this is my second favorite of the variants)
If I was forced to choose between the two Deep Blue models we’ve showcased on WWR, I would likely lean towards the Alpha Marine, but the Master 2000 isn’t a watch I would hesitate to strap on my wrist if it dropped into my hands.  It is a solid entry at this price point for a diver, and a seriously impressive WR rating that will help it stand up to daily life.


* For those who didn’t pick this up, ’twas a Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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